Friday, March 26, 2010

Chickens Give Us Eggs..


In my never ending quest to get chickens of my own, we headed East - deeper into 'country' than we live. 

I had an alterior motive here - not just to see my lovely friend, but to take Lily to see her chickens.  Lily says she wants them, but for all I know, she could run screaming like a decapitated chicken if they came near here.  So, the test began.


Not a problem.


Fascination.


Wow, chickens really do give us eggs?!



Now that I knew I had myself a chicken girl, I moved on to the cherry tree.  It was pouring rain, but wow, how beautiful.


even through a wet lense.


Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

29 comments:

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Farm Fresh Eggs are the best~
Lily seems to have enjoyed them.How Sweet! ~cheers Kim

AK-Magnolia House said...

What a sweet little girl you have! I adore the photo of her holding the egg. Beautiful cherry blossoms! Have a great weekend too.
AK

red ticking said...

so sweet.... i wish you a wonderful weekend!!! xx

Tom Stephenson said...

That was a heartwarming post with lovely pictures, Heather. Your girl is so cute.

koralee said...

I have always wanted laying hens...I think it would be so fun! Someday maybe..your images are amazing. xoxo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Don't you just love Spring!
What a treat to have one's own chickens.
I can just imagine the souffles!

Grace said...

Chickens would be such a great addition to your farm - fresh eggs to eat and great blog post material! I love the photos of your daughter with the egg, and the wet cherry blossoms. Lovely.

Pinecone Camp said...

So that's where eggs come from! You know me, H. Lily would have so much fun collecting eggs every day. You have to get some....and I know you will. Oh, as for your cherry blossoms.....pretty pics even with a wet lens!

Verandah House said...

We have just purchased 42 acres, I cant wait to have these simple pleasures to share with my daughter lily x

country girl said...

Haha, you've got yourself a chicken gal! That's lovely. I hope you'll get chickens of your own, and blog about it, so I can live vicariously through you. :)
XO

Heather Bullard said...

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog...it brought me to yours!

Such a lovely place you have and I've added it to my reader so I can keep up with your chickens and jam making!

Sure wish we were neighbors!
Smiles,
Heather

Gigi said...

Oh, I loved this post, Heather! Beautiful photos, and you are pursuing one of my dreams--to raise chickens! I love that you've got yourself a chicken gal. She seems right at home. Hooray! And those cherry blossom photos are just divine! xo Gigi

gretchen said...

anyone that hasn't tasted the difference between a 'fresh' egg and store bought is really missing something...

great photos!

Barbara said...

What fun Lily had! I guess you can call that a successful field trip!
And those cherry blossoms! They are gorgeous, rain or not!

flwrjane said...

Our good friends have a farm and many chickens. We love to visit them and return home with piles of produce and eggs, always farm fresh eggs. Beautiful yolks,no? Our county doesn't allow us to keep chickens, but I would love a goat of my own. Maybe your's will turn up here.

Pamela said...

Hi Heather
Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes I have discovered the local farmer's market and shops which I will be blogging about.
I will have to adjust to higher home prices but the taxes are no different just way lower property taxes here.
I am lucky to be living in the most beautiful part of Canada...
Pamela :)

thais. said...

what an adorable blog and gorgeous pictures! and how fun and special to own a blueberry farm! nice meeting you and will come back for more ;)

Southern Lady said...

Just found your blog today-Love it! Your little girl is so adorable. My youngest daughter is 12 now and still loves to gather the eggs from her papa's chickens! Carla

Sanna said...

Hello Heather,

Love your blog. Wow, cherry-blossom... feels so so far away right now.

Have a nice week,
Sanna

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a delightful blog you have. I stumbled on it and fell in love with your down to earth style of writing and incredible photos.

While reading, I saw your previous post on raspberry canes. I've been looking for them in our local feed and seed store. Now I have renewed interest in getting some, and will follow your progress as they develop and mature. I won't be getting 300, though. I was thinking 3 would be a good number for little ole me.

Each day I spotlight a blog that I have found. Tomorrow (Mar 29) is your day. Your blog is so warm and inviting, I know that many of my readers will enjoy it, especially when I tell them you have homemade bread ready and waiting for them.

Thanks for having such an inspirational blog and good luck with those raspberry canes.

Beach Vintage said...

What beautiful images Heather. I love the cherry tree.

Brian K said...

Oh your blog is so sweet! I come to you from Elizabeth's blog above! Your blog reminds me of my own upbringing in Montana living on a farm. We grew raspberries and strawberries too! I hated picking them as a kid, it was the first thing I grew as an adult on my own. Touching raspberries still reminds me of being a kid. I loved raspberry jam and I still do! We had chickens too! I miss chickens!

Vintage Simple said...

Oh, fresh eggs..! Can't wait to hear about how all that develops, dear. I love living the farm life vicariously through you. It's lovely. And you take such beautiful photos, too.

xoox,
-maria

Debby said...

Hi Heather,
What a gorgeous blog you have, so happy to have found you. Your daughter is sweet as can be and your pics are awesome.
Debby

jan said...

Hi Heather,

It was really great to meet you as well the other day. Thank you for the nice compliment on my blog, I feel the same way about you. And you now know how jealous I am of this - and here's more evidence. Have you seen these chicken coops? http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/2009/06/hatching-plans-for-backyard-chickens.html Maybe too small for the number of chickens you may be planning, but still i love these coops! Lily looks like she is going to be a natural at this. So fun!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Now that you have a chicken girl...does that mean your gonna be a chicken family? It's the best!

Living Art and Interiors said...

We're also planning on getting chickens this spring, nothing more exciting than coming in to the chicken house and finding an egg! Lovely inspirational post!

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Heather,

We sort of want chickens too...well my 10 year old son really wants them badly. But I had a bad rooster experience last summer. We took care of a friend's chickens and their rooster came after me, lunged at me, chased me and tore my pants and made my leg bleed! I used really bad language in front of my children! So now I am a little leery of them...mostly roosters. The girl chickens were very sweet and it was so exciting finding the eggs!

Love your photos,

annie

Melanie said...

I just stumbled across your blog through A Country Farmhouse.. I am so happy to have found you! Beautiful!!!!

We live on two acres in the country AND we have two little girls who have been begging for chickens. I would love to hear any input you may have!

Happy Spring!
Melanie